Launch of NIHR Global Health Research Centre on Non-Communicable Diseases and Environmental Change
Low and middle-income countries face dual, intertwined challenges of a rapidly growing burden of non-communicable diseases and the existential threat of global environmental change. In addition, health systems in LMICs face specific challenges (LMICs) in delivering high-quality, equitable services for NCDs prevention and care, especially for marginalised populations most impacted by environmental change.
The NIHR Global Health Research Centre for NCDs & Environmental Change is part of NIHR and hosted by Imperial College London and The George Institute for Global Health, India, will work along with the University of Brawijaya (Indonesia), International Centre for Diarrhoeal Research (Bangladesh) and Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research (India) towards tackling the dual challenges of a rapidly growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the threat of global environment change in Bangladesh, Indonesia and India.
It will bring together researchers, community representatives, public health practitioners, policymakers and thought leaders to develop a program of world-leading research, training and policy advice for health equity.